AKA: University Tower Hotel, Best Western, University District, Seattle, WA; Hotel Deca, University District, Seattle, WA

Structure Type: built works - dwellings -public accommodations - hotels

Designers: Naramore, Bain, Brady, and Johanson, (NBBJ) (firm); Reamer, Robert C., Architect (firm); William James Bain Jr. (architect); William James Bain Sr. (architect); Clifton J. Brady (architect); Perry Bertil Johanson (architect); Floyd Archibald Naramore (architect); Robert Chambers Reamer (architect)

Dates: constructed 1929-1931

16 stories

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4507 Brooklyn Avenue NE
University District, Seattle, WA 98105-4508

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The unique faceted design of the Meany Hotel's rooms enabled space to be added to each space and to provide increased surface area for windows to admit majestic views to the east and west.

Building Notes

The Meany Hotel was one of the most notable Art Deco high-rises in Seattle, WA. In 1935, the Arctic Club maintained dining rooms in the Meany Hotel. (See University of Washington Tyee Yearbook, 1935, p. 265.)

in 2008, as the Hotel Deca, it had 158 rooms and 6,650 square feet of meeting space. Noble House Hotels and Resorts managed the Hotel Deca in 2008.


The Meany Hotel had its interior completely renovated c. 1990, leaving little trace of the original Art Deco ornamentation.

Seattle architecture firm, NBBJ, supervised guest room and lobby renovations in 2007.

PCAD id: 4971